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your help. we've got to win in virginia. i need your help to get veterans here. thank you so much. thank you! >> all right. we're watching mitt romney there in springfield, virginia. only 40 days until the election. president obama we're also watching for as well. he's also in virginia, expected to speak in virginia beach moments from now. you see the podium there. virginia, a very important swing state. 13 electoral votes in that state. the recent polls now showing that president obama is slightly, slightly ahead of romney in the state. the last cnn poll of polls for virginia, he was leading 50% to romney's 44%. you might recall back in 2008 president obama won virginia and became the first democrat since 1964, lyndon johnson to actually win that state and that was significant. i'll bring in jim acosta who is traveling with mitt romney. he's at the event talking a little bit about the message we heard from mitt romney. clearly it's important for him to reach the working class. that came in some of the comments he made regarding trade with china. what does he need to do? what does
an event in springfield, virginia near the nation's capital. focusing on foreign affairs, but trade an energy. let's listen in. >> about two-thirds of the jobs created in america over the last 15 years were created by small business. i want small businesses to grow and be able to hire more people and, by the way, to pay higher wages. do you realize over the last four years the median income in america has dropped every single year? so not only are there 23 million people struggling to find a good job, and half our college kids not able to find work or work consistent with a college degree, but incoming are going down. at the same time food prices are up, electric prices are up. gasoline prices have doubled. these are tough times for the american people. and the answer to help the american people is to get small business growing again, hiring people again, raising wages again. i know how to do it. we're going to do that. and as the secretary said, my plans include pro growth tax policies, regulatory policies that encourage small business. by the way, i want to take this big cloud off
on the trail again today. he's heading to the battleground state, virginia. president obama turned it blue in 2008. according to a poll, "the new york times" and cbs news, it shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival. paul steinhauser is in virginia beach, virginia for us. paul, good morning to you. so, a tight race in virginia means residents can see a lot of the candidates in the next few months, right? >> reporter: yeah, they have seen a lot of the candidates. they are going to see a lot more of them. remember president obama when he first had his first rallies in may, the second was here in virginia. no question how important that state is. he was here tuesday before the convention. romney was in norfolk, virginia. he's back today. overall, romney made seven trips here, the president eight trips. they both spent a lot of money. the obama campaign and related groups, the super packs spent almost $12 million on ads. it's a lot of money. what about romney? just under $12 million. they are flooding the air waves here. i tell you, randi
news right now, the presidential race. it's intensifying today in two key battleground states, virginia and florida. mitt romney has two events in virginia and president obama has two speeches of his own in the sunshine state. both candidates fighting for the undecided voters and the time is ticking. election day now just two months away. 59 days to election day. so let's start in virginia. mitt romney making a campaign stop at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. the event has already gotten under way. bob mcdonnell giving the introductions so what appears to an pretty it full house. paul steinhauser is there, as well. we know esident obama the first democrat in a very long time to win and take virginia in the last election, but romney has become kind of a resident so as to speak of virginia. this is his seventh stop there. >> reporter: and remember when he introduced and announced paul ryan as his running mate, he did it just a couple miles from here in norfolk. both president obama and mitt romney have been here accept times now since the start of the general election. bot
, they are in the state of virginia. and that's why brianna keilar is there watching very closely what goes on with both these candidates. let's talk about the president. he's due to speak in about 45 minutes from now. and i think mitt romney is due to speak in springfield at the same time. so if the election comes down to these particular key states, is this where we'll see them and this is it? >> these are the states where we'll see them. ohio yesterday, extra have a today. and a couple things going on here. you mentioned early voting. early voting both absentee, mail-in and in-person, begins in virginia today. so no coincidence that you have barack obama and mitt romney campaigning in the state. but they're trying to cut into each other's base. where is mitt romney today? springfield, virginia right outside of washington, d.c. northern virginia, that area, is really obama territory. and here we are in virginia beach. this is not obama territory. and i think one thing that shows that is actually we're here at at the farm bureau live. the band that will be performing next here because this is a music v
. >>> well, now to politics and the fight for votes in swing states. mitt romney is heading to virginia where a recent poll conducted by quinnipiac university, "new york times" and cbs news shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival in that battleground state. that's where we find cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, good morning. both campaigns working hard to get the boat out, of course, in virginia. a battleground on air, on the ground. how much are we talking about when it comes to this ad spending? >> we are talking about a lot of money, victor. this is a very important battleground state. remember, barack obama won the state four years ago. he was the first democrat victory since 1964 to win. as for ad spending, take a look at this. almost $12 million spent by president obama's election campaign and super pacs backing him. romney, just under 12 as well. independent super pacs backing him. the ad wars focused in the virginia beach, norfolk, tidewater area, virginia, noern virginia outside of d.c. those are the big markets in v
in particular, virginia and florida. mitt romney is holding two events in virginia today and president obama is courting votes in the sunshine state. both candidates are fighting to win over undecided voters, and time to election day just 59 days now. we get started in florida where president obama kicked off a two-day bus tour there, this past hour he spoke at a college in st. petersburg near tampa. the president blasted romney's economic plan saying it's all about tax cuts for the wealthy and gutting regulations for wall street. >> this is a choice between two fundamentally different paths for america, two fundamentally different visions for our future. now ours is a fight, on behalf of that basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known, the bargain that says if you work hard, it will pay off. the bargain that says responsibility will be rewarded, and everybody's got a fair shot, and everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules from main street to wall street to washington, d.c. >> later today the presi
are pounding the pavement in two critical swing states. we'll take you live to virginia and florida, where president obama is to speak just moments from now. will they or won't they? teachers threatening to walk out of chicago public schools monday are back at the bargaining table. the goal, to avoid a strike that would keep hundreds of thousands of students out of school and possibly on the street. >>> and a child with down syndrome kicked off a plane after being deemed a safety hazard. now we will hear straight from his father about how it all went down. >>> but first, the battle for the white house is heating up today in two key battleground states, virginia and florida. mitt romney is holding two events in virginia and president obama is courting votes in the sunshine state. both candidates fighting to win over undecided voters, and they have only 59 days left to do it. we start in florida, where president obama is speaking this hour in st. petersburg. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin keeping an eye on that for us. jessica, the latest polls give obama a slight lead in
. >> romney is taking his bid directly to the voters today. he's heading to the battleground state of virginia, where recent polls show the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49%-45% over his republican rival. you see it there. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is in virginia beach, virginia, where it is shaping up to be a close race. so, paul, tell us what that means for the candidates' travel schedules. >> reporter: that means you're going to see them over and over and over here in virginia. randi, mitt romney, this is his seventh trip to virginia since the general elections started. remember, where did he announce his running mate, paul ryan, last month? not far from here. i'm in virginia beach and he made the announcement close by in norfolk. president obama's been here seven times, seven trips since the start of the general election. and when he had his first rallies, they were in ohio and here in virginia. just shows how important the state is, both sides spending a lot of money on ads, too. check out this new ad by mitt mitt that started running here this morning, one
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to the north-northeast this is prince georges and montgomery county in maryland. we had one just in virginia around falls church toward alexandria. that just expiring but this one right now as we're going to look, this is pushing eastward this tornado about 30 to 35 miles per hour, this tornado spotted on doppler radar. what we've seen with this big picture is just incredible, robust atmosphere. atmospherically everyone and everything coming together at the low levels and the upper levels. here's where our tornado watches are. new york, vermont, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey, all implicated in this. a very strong cold front pushing into this warm, moist, very unstable atmosphere. so here's where these tornado watches are posted. watch meaning that tornadoes are a potential. conditions are right. until about 9:00 and 10:00 tonight. here's where the severe thunderstorm warnings are. look at this line from albany north. all the way from the green and white mountains to the adironcks here all the way down toward the hudson valley of new york through the catskill mountains. all these sto
in springfield, virginia. virginia, as you know, one of the nine remaining states very much so in play. now, a lot of republicans are talking of the upcoming debates and romney's best chance to turn things around. this is newt gingrich. >> i think it depends almost entirely on mitt personally. i debated him and most of them i did pretty well. the last two down to life and death and we were in florida and he was in danger of losing the nomination, he came in fired up decisive prepared, aggressive, energetic and to be honest i think he beat me both times. if he would be as direct as assertive, as firm with barack obama as he was with me in florida he'll win the debate going away and within three days the polls will change dramatically because he'll ha the case we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. >> so that first debate is next wednesday in denver and did you know that early voting has for the first time today voting in a swing state, iowa. guess who's there john king. iowa city, iowa. john, are you seeing many early voters where you are? >> reporter: we have se
both president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in virginia, holding rallies at the same time. obama in virginia beach, romney in springfield. both campaigns talking jobs. >> you're going to look at what i've done and you can look at what he's done and you'll have a sense of who's going to be fighting for american workers. and you're going to look at his plan and you can look at my plan. because he wants to keep open these tax loopholes that encourage jobs overseas. i want to make sure that we're providing tax breaks for companies right here in america. i want to help big factories and small businesses double their exports. i want more goods stamped with made in america. i want to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. >> we know the result of the last four years. so we don't have to wonder what would happen if he were reelected. we see it. we see the high unemployment. we see the 23 million people out of work. we see kids coming out of school that can't find jobs. we see manufacturing. manufacturing jobs in the last four years have dropped by 582,000
priority. >>> mitt romney is back on the campaign trail in virginia. it's likely he'll hit president obama hard on the issue of jobs. jim acosta has more on that from new hampshire. jim? >> reporter: randi, mitt romney came to this minor league baseball park to give his pitch on the economy. he was served up a softball in the form of the nation's unemployment report. mitt romney tried to offer sobering words of what he called the hangover after president obama's convention party. in another disappointing report on the stagnant jobs market. >> it's been 43 straight months above 8%. it's a national tragedy. >> reporter: the unemployment numbers show 96,000 jobs created in august. the rate dropped due to 368,000 leaving the work force. he has a new line where the president is taking the country. >> it's four more years of the four last years. i don't think the american people want four more years. >> reporter: he hit back on the president's charge he's yet to offer specifics saying he will create 12 million jobs with tax cuts, more domestic energy. listen how he vowed to tackle the deficit. >
, not with paul ryan. he broke away from ryan. they were going to campaign yesterday in virginia. ryan went to virginia and romney to louisiana. the president going on monday. the president travels with a little bit of a larger footprint. romney went with a smaller staff. this all goes back to 2005 when you want to talk about politics. the criticism president bush got by not going immediately to louisiana after hurricane katrina. >> certainly, they are trying to get there first. the swipe fest continues following the convention. obama's campaign took a swipe at romney's speech for omitting afghanistan. the president talked about in his white house address. listen to this. >> we have broken the taliban's momentum and begun a transition to an afghan lead. next month, the last of the troops i ordered as part of the surge against the taliban will come home. by 2014, the transition will be complete. as long as we have a single american in harm's way, we will do everything in our power to keep them safe and help them succeed. that means giving them a clear mission and the equipment they need on t
these funds once again? >> well, i think the previous funds worked, they were successful, 9/11 and virginia tech, agent orange, bp. and i think that success sort of breeds a repeat performance in these rare situations where compensation is ready to be distributed to innocent victims. >> if you look at the numbers, i believe only $5,000 so far has been given to each of these families. how quickly are you hoping to get the money out to them? >> well, we hope in a matter of weeks. that's the key. i've learned in all of these programs going back to the 1980s with agent orange, get the money out, get it out fast. all the words in the world are no substitute for getting the compensation distributed as soon as possible to eligible victims. >> i remember during the bp oil spill you held a series of community meetings. you tried to go out and talk to the families who were waiting for money. are you planning to have any contact with these families and help them understand the process what will the process being? will this be based on need or will they all get the same amount? >> well, that has to be
romney is trying to flip virginia from blue to red. the campaign there slamming president obama over friday's disappointing jobs report. obama won virginia in 2008. the president hit the trail in florida, trying to hold on to another state he won four years ago. we'll have more from florida in a few minutes. >>> a suicide bomber killed six afghan civilians and founded four others in kabul. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the bombing. the u.s. embassy in kabul said insurgents have no respect for life. police believe the suicide bomber was a teenager. >>> a tulane university football player will need spinal surgery of a brutal injury today. devon walker fractured his spine in a collision with a teammate. he's listed in stable condition. he also suffered a collapsed lung and had to be revived on the field. >>> tomorrow morning on cnn, dr. sanjay gupta is looking at football injuries. more than 3,000 former nfl players and their families are suing the league over head injuries and the question is, what did they know and when did they know it? were league officials more aware o
. the president is speaking now in woodbridge, virginia. he was talkingbout those remarks by mitt romney, the 47%. he said doesn't pay taxes in a country. let's listen to the president now. we have the best colleges and universities in the world. there isn't a country in the thaert wouldn't trade places with the united states of america. so the path i'm offering may be harder, but it leads to a better place. i'm offering a five-point plan to create jobs and grow the middle class and rebuild the economy on a stronger foundation. so let me break it down in case you guys missed the convention. just in case. or just in case you only saw michelle. number one, i want to export more products and outsource fewer jobs. in the last two and a half years we created more than half a million new manufacturing jobs in this country. now you have a choice. we can build on that progress or we can do what the other folksment to do and give more tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas. we can continue to see outsourcing, or we can do some insource and reward companies that open new plants and train new work
of the swing states. we talked about florida. there's also colorado, north carolina, virginia. we've seen reports that the state -- on the state level they severed their ties with this company in colorado. got calls and waiting to hear back from north carolina and virginia as well. >> dave mattingly, i think you and i are going to be very busy after election day trying to figure out exactly what's going on. >> we always are, especially when it comes to florida. >> dave mattingly, great job as always. thanks so much. >>> president obama and mitt romney face to face as american voters weigh their choice. the first of three presidential debates will be wednesday night. you can watch it here live at 7:00 eastern on cnn and on cnn.com. as we get closer to that debate, all week we heard about both sides trying to lower expectations of their candidates. is it going to work? two of our political experts weigh in. >>> incredible video. a man jumps from a third floor window into the arms of a crowd below. we'll tell you what forced him out of that window. we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month,
. virginia has three different ads that will be airing in that state over the coming days and weeks. one of those ads has to deal with the defense industry which is a big industry down in virginia. let's play a sample of these ads to give you a taste of what's coming to a tv set near your. >> this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. this president cannot tell us you're better off today when you took office. >> here in florida we're not bet r off under president obama. home values collapsed. home construction jobs lost. here in colorado we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts will weaken national security. here in virginia we're not better off under president obama. his war on coal, gas and oil is crushing energy and manufacturing jobs. >> reporter: so there's a sample of that advertising blitz from the romney campaign. we were wondering what would be the difference when mitt romney switched from primary campaign money to general election campaign money, which is what he was able to start tapping into when he got
event in fairfax, virginia, and burning question of this hour is will the gop presidential nominee keep up with these searing attacks on president obama's anti-american reaction overseas or tamp it down in light of the political counterattacks or will he avoid the topic altogether and try to switch gears to the economy, say? we will know soon enough, but in the meantime, wolf blitzer is weighing in from washington. wolfthere has been quite a bit of volley of attacks going back and forth in the last 24 hours, and some of this has come within mitt romney's own party. he does not have a solid bloc behind him supporting what he said when he criticized the president and the administration's reaction to what is going on overseas. >> he has always had a certain number of republicans as you well know, a lot of the conservatives and the tea party akvists who were always skeptical and dramatically reassured by paul ryan being added to the ticket which helped, but always a element that never really loved mitt romney to begin with. let me play for you two clips and the reaction to mitt romney's tou
in this case is a guy in northern virginia who took wedding pictures of a couple in new jersey posing in new york and used it for a political campaign in colorado. if you can follow that. and the bottom line is, he never asked consent, he just appropriated the likeness. there's a copyright by the photographer. this is what happens when you have extremism, fredricka. people do things that are inexplicable and i don't know how this guy who runs this organization in northern virginia is going to get away with it. the really strange thing is his group was designated a hate group by the poverty law center and the unusual thing is it's the only hate group in the country and had a governmental official. this guy is a supervisor in loudoun county, virginia. the plaintiffs are going to prevail in this case. >> so, richard, what is at stake here? a few things the couple is pursuing, you know, their right to privacy being violated and the misuse of their photo, the photographer, too, is involved saying it's coright infringement. to what extent does this couple the photographer have to go to prove their
. the neighboring swing state of virginia. this is his last campaign trip before his biggest campaign trip of 2012 to accept the nomination for the second term. that's going to be thursday night in charlotte. but my other colleague, dan lothian, is awaiting the president at norfolk state university. the theme of the dnc convention, dan, is middle class. and yet all i keep seeing is the president showing up on university campuses and going for that young vote. >> that's right. but when you look around the crowd, you will see a lot of middle class voters, not only here, but in some of the other battleground states where the president has visited in most recent days. i was talking to a campaign senior aide who told me that the president will continue to focus on what he has done to make life better for middle class americans, continue to go after his opponent, mitt romney for as the president puts it, not offering up any new ideas. and he'll be making that pitch again to voters here in the battleground state of virginia, an important state that the president won in 2008. it was the first down that a
. in the swing state of virginia, we'll dive into the voter i.d. laws being debated in several states. why florida is back in the news for purging voter rolls. 40 days to go up till the presidential race. spotlight on virginia. both president obama, mitt romney campaigning there over the last hour, duelling campaign events. romney held a veterans for romney event in springfield, talking about the need to keep america's military strong. >> i happen to subscribe to ronald reagan's maxim that peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that so strong no one wants to test it. [ applause ] and there's a long-term threat to our military capability, and to our national security, and it relates to something that fuels and builds our military. and that's our economy. you have to have a strong economy. >> president obama was rallying supporters in virginia beach. that was a couple minutes ago. he talked about creating opportunities for everybody. >> we don't believe anybody is entitled to success in this country. we don't believe government should help folks who aren't willing to try to
economy. you have to have a strong economy. >> president obama was rallying supporters in virginia beach. that was a couple minutes ago. he talked about creating opportunities for everybody. >> we don't believe anybody is entitled to sucssthis country. we don't believe government should help folks who aren't willing to try to help themselves. but we do believe in sothing called opportunity. we do believe in a country where hard work pays off, where responsibility is rewarded, where everyone gets a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody plays by the same rules. we believe in america where no matter what you look ke, no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter who you love, u n make it if y. [ cheers and applause ] that's the country i believe in. >>> jim acosta is covering the romney campaign. jim, one of the interesting things back in 2008 in covering president obama, you knew that there was a sense that he could possibly win when people started showing up in virginia. i mean that was really th turning pot. they thought perhaps we have this th
is in another swing state, virginia. another state obama won four years ago. but one republican thinks they can capture this one this november. >>> in afghanistan a suicide bomber killed six civilians and wounded four others today near nato's headquarters in kabul. the police chief says children were among those killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the bombing. the u.s. embassy in kabul condemned the attack saying insurgents have no respect for life. police believe the suicide bomber was a teenager. military planes bombarded aleppo and other parts of syria today. opposition groups say at least 163 people were killed. syria's state-run media say the military killed a large number of terrorists. the fighting may be spilling over into iraq. officials with iraq's interior ministry say a 4-year-old girl was killed when rockets fired from syria landed in an iraqi border town. tonight at 7:30 eastern cnn's nick payton walsh takes us on a journey to see what people living in the most populated syrian city are facing day to day. make sure you watch "crisis in syria inside aleppo" at 7:30 e
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